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What Hospitality Industry Needs to Improve Upon

With the advent of the concept of staycation and mini vacation, there’s no longer a need for a travel calendar for both, the customer or the hospitality industry. A concomitant of this trend has been the rise of the well heeled traveller- solo, family, friends – all varieties. This has…

5 Must-Have Looks – LMIFashion Week Spring Summer 19

What’s your fashion persona? No, don’t know yet? Well, look into your closet, closely. Identify the colours, patterns, textures, silhouettes that you’ve stocked over the years. Glance through your Instagram handle-what do you see? Well, that’s your fashion self you’re looking at. There are deeper reasons to the way we…

Accept Compliments, the Boss Way

Giving and receiving  compliments is not just a socio-linguistic grace but also a communication skill indicator. It forges bonds, demolishes communication barriers, is the quickest ice breaker and is a sure shot way of improving ones’ positive self worth. Janet Holmes (1988, 1995) qualifies it such, ‘A compliment is a…

JCB Prize 2018 Shortlist – Year’s Best of Indian Writing

Five greatest novels of 2018 demonstrate the universal ambition of contemporary Indian fiction The JCB Prize for Literature’s inaugural shortlist of five distinguished novels by Indian writers was announced today. Varied in their themes and settings, the novels nonetheless share an ambition: to reveal as-yet-undiscovered worlds through powerfully drawn scenes…

Restart Your Career, Woman!

The convention hall was abuzz with women’s chatter. This was not just another day of catching up over coffee or listening to lectures. It was a day of meeting women intending to get back to work after a pause in their career. A day to be mentored by industry insiders.…

Glenfiddich Cocktail Recipes

As promised in the previous blog, here are the six concoctions by master bartenders across the country Glenfiddich World’s Most experimental Bartender competition:   Sanchayan Jana and Chef Saby   ‘Dufftown Fashioned’    Ingredients   Unsalted vanilla butter wash Glenfiddich 12-year-old – 50 ml Drambuie – 15 ml Homemade spiced…

Heart of a Cocktail

I take you through the evening of experimental and creative cocktail – literally and its winning concoction!  Cocktail Championship? Sonam Kalra, ace singer,  told me,  at the do, listening to music enhances the taste of the drink. Can’t challenge that! But first what are we talking about? World’s Most Experimental…